Smart Six

Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Traditional houses and windmill by night, Santorini island sunset
Package rate per person in double room in low season From 1460

This package includes an itinerary ideally suited for those looking to discover Greece’s beautiful landscape while immersing themselves in the country's history. Your journey begins in the cosmopolitan capital of Greece which juxtaposes modern urban architecture with monuments from days long past. The half day tour will give you the opportunity to visit the marvel that is Acropolis, an ancient temple perched splendidly above the city. Your exploration continues with an amazing 4 day cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey.

First stop is Mykonos, an island encompassing the Cycladic spirit with whitewashed houses and windmills. The nightlife alone is a source of attraction for visitors from all round the globe. You will then be transported to Kusadasi, one of Turkey's principle holiday resorts and make an excursion to ancient Ephesus. The comes Patmos, a place of incredible religious importance due to the years John the Revelator spend on the island. Continuing south, you reach Rhodes, the place of the strong contrasts between medieval monuments and traditional elements and lacy beaches next to pine covered mountains. Next stop is Heraklion, the largest city in Crete, where you can experience the traditional Cretan lifestyle, the indescribable delicacies found only on the island and the warm hospitality of the locals. The final stop of your cruise before returning to Athens is Santorini, the most popular island in all of Greece. From its wineries, to the volcanic caldera and the golden sunset, Santorini has a million reasons to become a must-see destination for every traveler. 


 

Package starting from Athens: Every Saturday (April - October)

  • 3 nights accommodation in Athens  
  • 3 nights accommodation in Santorini  
  • 4 night cruise "Iconic Aegean" to the Greek islands and Turkey by Celestyal Cruises (inside cabin cat. IA' on Celestyal Olympia), including 2 shore excursions, full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and beverage package
  • Athens half day city tour including the Acropolis Museum
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Ferry boat tickets (A’ class) or High-speed boat tickets (economy class | seats with pre-assigned number) Santorini - Athens
  • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing tours
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • VAT for all services

 

Not included:

  • International flights to/from Greece
  • Personal expenses
  • Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise
  • Cruise supplement according to seasonality
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotels)

Optional: You can upgrade the Athens sightseeing into a private tour, or upgrade your cruise accommodation, at additional cost.

  • Saturday – Arrival at Athens
    On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our minibus or taxi driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Sunday – Athens half day sightseeing tour
    After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday – Embark on cruise and visit Mykonos
    In the morning our driver will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and will transfer you to the port for cruise embarkation. Afternoon departure for a wonderful trip to the Aegean Sea. Early evening arrival on Mykonos island, where you will have free time to explore the picturesque streets of the main town and get a first impression of its cosmopolitan style.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Tuesday – Kusadasi & Patmos
    First port of call today is the Turkish port of Kusadasi, with a shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus (KUS-02). Then on to the island of Patmos, famous for its Monastery, the Grotto of St. John and the Cave of the Apocalypse (optional excursion is available).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Wednesday – Rhodes
    Early morning call at the magnificent island of Rhodes, with a Medieval Tour of the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (RHO-01).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Thursday – Crete (Heraklion) & Santorini
    Visit the island of Crete with an optional excursion to the Minoan Palace of Knossos, the first European civilization. Then on to the volcanic island of Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis. Disembarkation in Santorini. Upon your arrival in Santorini you have a transfer to your selected hotel.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     
  • Friday & Saturday – Santorini
    TTwo days free to explore Santorini, the volcanic island speculated to have been the Lost Atlantis. Awe-inspiring whitewashed houses perched on rocky cliffs and black sand beaches. A magnificent sunset that turns the horizon orange. Fine local wine and the chance to explore the capital Fira and the picturesque Oia. Need we say more?
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Sunday – Return to Athens
    Morning transfer to the port for the ferry back to Athens. On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred from the port to your selected hotel in Athens. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday – Departure from Athens
    You will be met by our assistant at your hotel and transferred to the airport by our minibus or taxi driver for your departure flight.   
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Saturday – Arrival at Athens
    On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our minibus or taxi driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Sunday – Athens half day sightseeing tour
    After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday – Embark on cruise and visit Mykonos
    In the morning our driver will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and will transfer you to the port for cruise embarkation. Afternoon departure for a wonderful trip to the Aegean Sea. Early evening arrival on Mykonos island, where you will have free time to explore the picturesque streets of the main town and get a first impression of its cosmopolitan style.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Tuesday – Kusadasi & Patmos
    First port of call today is the Turkish port of Kusadasi, with a shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus (KUS-02). Then on to the island of Patmos, famous for its Monastery, the Grotto of St. John and the Cave of the Apocalypse (optional excursion is available).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Wednesday – Rhodes
    Early morning call at the magnificent island of Rhodes, with a Medieval Tour of the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (RHO-01).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     
  • Thursday – Crete (Heraklion) & Santorini
    Visit the island of Crete with an optional excursion to the Minoan Palace of Knossos, the first European civilization. Then on to the volcanic island of Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis. Disembarkation in Santorini. Upon your arrival in Santorini you have a transfer to your selected hotel.
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
     
  • Friday & Saturday – Santorini
    TTwo days free to explore Santorini, the volcanic island speculated to have been the Lost Atlantis. Awe-inspiring whitewashed houses perched on rocky cliffs and black sand beaches. A magnificent sunset that turns the horizon orange. Fine local wine and the chance to explore the capital Fira and the picturesque Oia. Need we say more?
    Overnight: Santorini
    Meals: 2 Breakfasts
     
  • Sunday – Return to Athens
    Morning transfer to the port for the ferry back to Athens. On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred from the port to your selected hotel in Athens. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Monday – Departure from Athens
    You will be met by our assistant at your hotel and transferred to the airport by our minibus or taxi driver for your departure flight.   
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • To ensure the safety of our guests, all transfers will be private and in line with health protocols.
  • The hotels included in our vacation programs comply with the mandatory health and safety protocols instituted by the Greek National Health Organization in collaboration with the Greek Government.
  • Cruise itineraries are subject to change or to be canceled by the shipping company with or without prior notice.
  • The shipping company reserves the right to substitute the cruise vessel with a similar one & also to amend the departure/arrival port at any time with or without prior notice
  • In Mykonos, Patmos, and Santorini disembarkation will be implemented by tender boats, as long as the weather permits it.
  • You are kindly requested to check with your Embassy/Consulate whether you need to obtain a multiple-entry Schengen visa for the above cruise itinerary, depending on your country of origin.
  • Please make sure your identification cards, passports and multiple entry Schengen visas are valid and up to date.

 

Cabins available at Celestyal Olympia:

Interior: IA, IB, IC
Exterior: XA, XB, XC
Suites: Junior Suite (SJ), Suite with Balcony (SB) and Large Suite (SG)

Rates per person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1
  • Athens at the 3-star hotel Hermes (standard room) or similar
  • Santorini at the 3-star hotel Petri Suites (premium suite sea view / comfort suite garden view for 3 persons) or similar
SeasonTripleDoubleSingle
April 24 - May 31 & Sep 26 - Oct 16124014602290
June 01 - July 15 & Sep 01 - 25133615842534
July 16 - Aug 31140416922750

Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise: EUR 176 per person

Group 2
  • Athens at the 4-star hotel Hera (standard room / junior suite Acropolis view for 3 persons) or similar
  • Santorini at the 4-star hotel Secret Premium Suites (prestige suite caldera view & outdoor hot tub) or similar
SeasonTripleDoubleSingle
April 24 - 30 & Oct 11 - 16182819163222
May 01 - 31 & Oct 01 - 10186819803350
June 01 - Sept 30209223164022

Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise: EUR 176 per person

Group 3
  • Athens at the 5-star hotel New (superior room / studio for 3 persons) or similar
  • Santorini at the 5-star hotel Mystique, Luxury Collection (allure suite caldera view) or similar
SeasonTripleDoubleSingle
April 24 - May 15215623364054
May 16 - 31 & Oct 01 - 16240427124802
June 01 - 15 & Sept 16 - 30260430125402
June 16 - Sept 15277231605702

Port taxes & gratuities on Celestyal cruise: EUR 176 per person

Cruise supplements applied to the above rates for departures during Medium and High season:

Medium season supplement from May 03 to Aug 30, 2021 (included) & Oct 04 - 18, 2021 (included)

  • Euros 88 per person in a triple cabin
  • Euros 131 per person in a twin cabin
  • Euros 171 for the single cabin

High season supplement from Sep 06 to 27, 2021 (included) 

  • Euros 129 per person in a triple cabin
  • Euros 194 per person in a twin cabin
  • Euros 252 for the single cabin